Shenandoah National Park

And Just Like That, It Was Done.

And Just Like That, It Was Done.

It’s 5:00 a.m. and I’m sitting on an Amish-crafted wooden glider on the front porch of our log cabin. A few late summer mosquitoes pester me; heat-seeking proboscises discovering a...

Aug 21, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
See Ya Never Again, Shenandoahs!

See Ya Never Again, Shenandoahs!

How do you know someone's a thru-hiker? The outfit usually gives it away! Shenandoahs, done! I covered 108 miles over 8 days, which is actually kind of slow considering the...

Jun 16, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [Virginia Edition]

The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [Virginia Edition]

Some may say doing a thru hike is like being on a very long vacation, but after a few days in the woods and as you’re approaching town, it can...

Oct 18, 2016 : Stubbs
Milestones!

Milestones!

Harper's  Ferry I've made it to Harper's Ferry and I'm looking forward to my first planned break.  Tomorrow morning I get on a train to go home.  Going to see...

May 3, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Bronchitis. Bear. Shenandoah Burning: The First Flipping 100 Miles

Bronchitis. Bear. Shenandoah Burning: The First Flipping 100 Miles

I left Wisconsin with snow falling heading east in search of spring. I also had the smallest of coughs. By the time I hit the trail two days later, I definitely...

May 1, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
A New Normal

A New Normal

Waynesboro, Virginia Some switch has flipped and I'm sporting a new normal. I shower about once a week whether I need to or not. I'm asleep by 8:00 pm and...

Apr 20, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Forest Fire in Shenandoah National Park Closes Section of Appalachian Trail

Forest Fire in Shenandoah National Park Closes Section of Appalachian Trail

A forest fire at Rocky Mountain in Shenandoah National Park has resulted in a closure to a section of the Appalachian Trail. The closure affects miles 892.1 - 897.3 NOBO (1291.8 -...

Apr 18, 2016 : Zach
The History of Shenandoah National Park

The History of Shenandoah National Park

PRESIDENT BARTLET: Shenandoah National Park, right here in Virginia! We should organize a staff field trip to Shenandoah. I could even act as the guide. What do you think? JOSH:...

Mar 18, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
Three Important Black Bear Safety Tips

Three Important Black Bear Safety Tips

If you spent a week hiking through Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia and you didn't see a black bear, odds are good that you were walking with your eyes closed....

Feb 6, 2016 : Connor Adams
Crushing Mad Miles

Crushing Mad Miles

I'm currently in Front Royal, about 965 miles into the trip! Since I last posted, we've come almost 300 miles and have really ramped up the intensity. I'm still in...

Jun 3, 2014 : Ellie B.